Cisco leads in carrier routing and switching market with 50.8% marketshare


With 50.8 percent of the total market share, Cisco, the market leader, is rapidly
moving on its next-generation switching and routing products across the entire
fixed and modular switching segments, according to ACG Research.


Juniper holds the number two spot with 19.9 percent and
continues to gain traction with its strategy of capitalizing on mobile,
Internet and cloud computing and solutions portfolio.


which is benefiting from the market momentum for 100G IP/optical as well as providers
replacing and leveraging 100GE and IPv6 transition technologies has 17.9
percent of the total market share.


The revenues rebounded in the global Carrier Routing and
Switching markets, increasing 7.7 percent sequentially and growing 14.3 percent
year over year.


The total worldwide Carrier Routing and Switching market
grew revenue $2.95B in Q2/11. Core Routing
revenues were up 2.7 percent quarter over
quarter and up 12.4 percentyear over year.
Edge Routing and Switching revenues were up 9.2 percent quarter over quarter
and up 14.8 percent year over year.


Economic growth remains sluggish but positive. Our
current economic implosion is not a repeat of 2008 because there are major
differences in some of the economic indicators such as labor and profit growth.
In the second half of the year we anticipate 7 to 10 percent growth in the
router market,” said Ray Mota, managing partner, ACG Research.


Increasingly, there is linkage between video assets and
monetization assets with IP CapEx spend. Router decisions are not being made
just on capability but also on other features such as CDN offering, intelligent
distributed video caching, secure content publishing system and policy control.


The market is seeing significant activity to replace
legacy BRAS equipment with next-gen broadband gateway (BNG). SPs are replacing
their infrastructure with video-centric, high-capacity, multiservice edge
routers that can migrate to IPV6 and also provide the full BRAS and forward
looking BNG features.


Despite a weak economy, carriers are investing in mobile
and investigating what services they can add to increase ARPU.


We are seeing carriers invest in mobile and investigate
what services they can add to increase ARPU.  We are also seeing them
accelerate service creation while optimizing operational readiness with
simplicity through out the network,” Mota added.


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